So you wanna design your own infographic? | Psychology Stuff | Scoop.it

Curated by Beth Kanter

http://www.bethkanter.org

 

There are a lot of tools that can help you create an infographic, but if you want to work for your nonprofit you need some design skills.    But a good infographic is not just about being a pretty picture, it requires research and making sure that it is conveying the right message.   Designing infographics is a hybrid design skill - falling somewhere inbetween print, web, and data visualization skills.

 

This post summarizes the design process:

 

1. Define concept and goals

2. Use reliable resources

3. Data should have a flow or tell a story

 

The article is written for designers so the 4th principle is get client feedback.   For nonprofits, it  means getting some feedback from people who are your intended audience - almost like beta testing a web site.

 

Has your nonprofit hired a designer to create an infographic or create a DYI version?   What are your tips and best practices.


Via Lauren Moss, Beth Kanter